There are several potential causes for the development of gynecomastia (the enlargement of glandular and/or breasts’ fat tissue in males). For example, hormone imbalance, pathological reasons (malfunction of testicular, thyroid, liver or kidney, in the presence of tumours etc.) or usage of certain medicine. Statistically, 30 to 50% of males suffer from this disorder (to some extent). In most cases the breast ultrasound is used for the examination of the patient and diagnosis. To be sure, the patient’s complaints are taken into consideration as well.
The surgery is not recommended for the patients under 18, because gynecomastia might disappear naturally following puberty.